From time to time you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your sites. There are plenty of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for example, and create fake visits and traffic. There are also spammers who leave links to shady websites as comments to site articles. Such things can drastically undermine your work, because nobody likes to visit a website with hundreds of fake comments, not to mention that the increased traffic from both spammers and bots may create high load on the server in which your site is hosted, that can result in your site not working correctly. Among the most effective solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses that generate the fake traffic, in order to be certain that the visits to your website are authentic.

IP Blocking in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and you would like to block one or a number of IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, that's included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. Through a very simple interface, you can restrict any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to do that is to log within to your Control Panel, to go to the IP Blocking section, to pick a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to type in the IP address. You won't have to do anything challenging if you'd like to block an entire network - you will just have to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the full range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed inside the exact same section, so you will be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with only a click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will permit you to solve the issue with unwanted traffic very efficiently. It includes an IP blocking tool in which you can add IP addresses with only a couple of clicks. All domains and subdomains that you have in the account shall be listed in a drop-down menu, so you just have to choose the one you need and then type in the IP address that has to be blocked. If you would like to block a whole range, a C-class network for instance, you simply need to type the first three octets of the IP and leave the last one blank. That will block all 254 addresses, so you'll not have to enter them by hand. Considering that all the IPs which you include in this section shall be listed, you could effortlessly unblock any of them by clicking the Delete button related to the given IP.